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Welcome to our 2017 Students!

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Still need to take the exam?

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Summer 2017 students: Have you taken the placement exam yet?

Students whose classes start 03 July:  You can still take the exam! Go to

Who should take this exam?

  •    All students enrolled in Colwrit 5, 6, 8, or 9 courses for Summer 2017

What is the purpose of this exam?

  • This is a placement exam. This is not an entrance exam.  You do not need to reach a specific score in order to enroll in the Summer English Language Studies courses.
  • You do not pass or fail this exam.
  • Its purpose is to help us place you in the best class for your English ability.
  • For this reason, do the exam without any help from others or from books or websites.

How can students access the exam?

  • The exam is available at
  • You will need your current Calnet ID and passphrase to access and take the exam.

Questions or problems?

Summer 2017 Registration Open

Registration for Summer 2017 courses is officially open!

As of February 01, 2017, UC Berkeley students, visiting UC students, and affiliated international students may begin registering for summer courses.

Registration for visiting US (domestic) college/university students and international students begins on February 13, 2017.

Please see UC Berkeley’s summer application page for application links and further details.

We look forward to welcoming you to Berkeley soon!

Summer 2017 Session Dates

The Summer 2017 session dates pertaining to the SELS programs are as follows:

Session D: Monday, 03 July – Friday, 11 August 2017

Session E: Monday, 17 July – Friday, 4 August 2017

We look forward to seeing you then!

“Panda Tank” Winners

Winners of “Panda Tank,” played in one of our classes.  “Panda Tank” is a less vicious version of the popular American reality show Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs propose products or ideas to five business “sharks,” seeking investments.


Free Speech Movement Tour Pictures

Recently, our students participated in a Free Speech Movement tour of campus.  Occuring in 1965, the Free Speech Movement was a huge student-led protest fighting for free speech and academic freedom.
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Delancey Street Field Trip Pictures

On August 5, one of our classes visited Delancey Street, a leading nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that provides residential rehabilitation services for substance abusers, ex-convicts, and other people that need help.


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Transportation to SFO airport this weekend

BART is not running between Glen Park and Daly City stations this weekend (13-14 August), which might prove a major issue for students going to SFO airport.

There will be shuttle buses, but BART estimates that the trip will take an hour longer than usual. More information is available here, including in Chinese.

You can take Lyft and Uber to the airport as alternatives, but it can get pricey. And it might be difficult to get a ride as many people will be using these services.

Consider Bayporter Express as well, but we advise making a reservation at least 15 hours in advance, preferably ASAP.


SELS 2016 Certificates of Completion In

Certificates of Completion are now in! Come to our office in 112W Hearst Gym from 11AM-5PM today or Thursday to pick up yours. Please bring an ID.

Lecture: Wildlife of Uganda, Rwanda & Ethiopia

All Summer ESL and I-House students are invited to a photographic tour about the wildlife of Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia on Tuesday August 9, 7:00PM-9:00PM in 2060 VLSB

Click to enlarge the poster below for more information: